Director of Teacher Programs & Graduate Program Faculty Director
David Tucker is the Director of Teacher Programs and co-Director with Sarah Morgan Smith of the Ashbrook Center’s project on Religion in American History and Politics. Also with Smith, he is General Editor of the Center’s Core Document Collections. Prior to working at the Ashbrook center, he taught for 15 years at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and worked both in the Pentagon and overseas for the U.S. government. Prior to his government service, Tucker was a William Rainey Harper Fellow at the University of Chicago.
Tucker earned his Ph. D. in history at the Claremont Graduate School in 1981. His most recent publications include Revolution and Resistance: Moral Revolution, Military Might, and the End of Empire (Johns Hopkins, 2016); “Political Philosophy, Education, and Statesmanship” (Perspectives in Political Science, 2017); and “Fighting in the Swamps: John Quincy Adams, The First Seminole War, and The Monroe Doctrine” (forthcoming in War, Justice, and Peace in American Political Thought (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017).